Professional Development Series

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Instead of teaching, test.

One of the most counter-intuitive findings in educational research.

Traditionally, teaching techniques emphasize instruction as the most worthwhile use of class time. Through the ages, teachers have been taught to combine lecture with study time and homework to achieve math comprehension. Yet consider this: low stakes testing with immediate feedback shows vast improvement without additional study time. It’s called the Test Effect. You’ve got to see it to believe it!

Join John Cooney, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at University of Northern Colorado, along with MidSchoolMath's Scott Laidlaw, Ed.D. and Megan LeBleu to explore the Test Effect. This one-day workshop offers the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of testing from the science of learning perspective.
  • Learn the simplest way to achieve the largest gains for your students on standardized tests.
  • Refine your techniques on what kind of feedback to give and why.
  • Support students in self-monitoring and reflection on problem solving.
Join us on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Registration Fees: $250 per person;
$125 for Metropolitan State University Students and Faculty. Lunch and snacks included.

Space is limited. Register today.
Contact us at
575.224.1480 or

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